Last night, I had a dream I met Barack Obama. I’m taking this as a sign that finals will go well.
After a wonderful weekend of hanging out with friends, studying, and praising Jesus, it’s time to tackle those tests. The next couple days are going to be busy. With extra library shifts, study sessions, exams, packing for break, and saying goodbye to friends who won’t be here next semester, I’m expecting the time to pass quickly.
What have I got in terms of tests?
Today I take my Visual Journalism final. It shouldn’t be too bad. It’s open book, open note because the professor never talked about any of the assigned readings in class. Half the test will be on these readings and the other half will be activity-based. We will be given a story prompt and will have to describe how we go out and capture it. Studying for this involves organizing all the information available and knowing where to find things.
Tomorrow is the Grammar & Language final. This is probably the hardest test I’ve had thus far in college. We’ll be tested on the complete history of the English language, tracing the phonology, morphology, syntax, and lexicon from Old, Middle, Early Modern, Modern, to present day English. It’s a LOT of information. I started studying last Thursday and have been nosing my way into various study groups with classmates. It’ll be challenging, but I think it will go well.
That’s it! Two exams stand between me and a month off. Let’s do this.
If you’re in the midst of finals right now, best of luck! What are some of your coping mechanisms?